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Research Environment

The structure of the Ph.D. program permits great flexibility, allowing custom-tailored courses of study emphasizing all areas of specialization within the department. In addition to our own faculty, students typically draw on the distinguished faculty and outstanding resources available throughout the University, most notably in economics, mathematics, industrial and systems engineering, computer science, and the Information Sciences Institute. The Center for Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) and the Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) are also key resources to this program.

Recognized Research Authorities

The Operations Management faculty have served as senior editors and associate editors of premier management journals, including:

  • Management Science
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
  • Naval Research and Logistics
  • Operations Research
  • Production and Operations Management

Faculty Honors

  • Fellows, Production and Operations Management Society
  • National Science Foundation Grants

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Explore the Data Sciences and Operations department to learn more about current research and faculty activities.